Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine: Part VI Going under the Knife

The World Health Organization[1] defines violence as ‘the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. Choosing to go under the knife, a slang [...]

2016 TransCultural Exchange Conference Roundtable

Report on one of the roundtables at the 2016 TransCultural  Exchange  on Artists working with Medicine.  

‘The Remake’ – Start of a New Project

Fiona Davies  The Remake (working title) Video still, 2016 I finally started the making of a new project two days ago. The image above is from the first bit of footage I've shot. The idea for the new project had been as simple as doing a remake of Bergman's film the Seventh Seal set in a [...]

Install shot of Bleeding out internally (the book)

The Drawing Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Coventry UK until 14th August 2016

Detail of a new work – Blood on Silk: White blood bags dancing into definition

A while ago I  watched  the documentary 'Night will Fall' on the liberation of the concentration and death camps in Europe in 1945. Sequence after sequence showed graphic images of degradation, death and horror. Then there was a short interview about the first images from Dachau after liberation. These images were seen and shown in the [...]

Delivering Impact – Blood lines spelled out

Monash University Magazine, Delivering Impact - Blood lines spelled out. This was an idea I saw proposed a year or so ago. Great to see it is in practice. Anything that reduces the possibility or unintentional error has to be a good thing.

Another way light provides the answer for blood testing

Light replaces the Needle. 'Empa and the University Hospital Zurich have joined forces to develop a sensor that gages the blood sugar through skin contact. And best of all: No blood samples are necessary, not even to calibrate the sensor. “Glucolight” is initially to be used in premature babies to avoid hypoglycemia and subsequent brain [...]

Blood at the Science Gallery Dublin 2014

Blood on Silk: Surgery – artist interview   Blood on Silk: Surgery as installed in the foyer of the main science building Macquarie University, Sydney Australia